Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
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DRUG ABUSE

Posted On: 21 DEC 2021 5:51PM by PIB Delhi

As per the first 'Comprehensive National Survey on Extent and Pattern of Substance Use in India' conducted during 2018, the details of drug abuse among women, children and budding generation is as under:

Substance

Prevalence of current use

 

Children (10-17 Years)

      Women (10-75 years)

Cannabis

0.9%

0.6%

Opioids

1.8%

0.2%

Sedatives

0.58%

--

Inhalants

1.17%

0.07%

 

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment implements the scheme of National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR), under which financial assistance is provided to 'NGOs/VOs for running and maintenance of Integrated Rehabilitation Centres for Addicts (IRCAs), Community based peer Led lntervention (CPLI) for early Drug Use Prevention among Adolescents and Outreach and Drop In Centres (ODIC) and Addiction treatment facilities (ATFs) in Government Hospitals'. The Ministry is supporting the following:

 

i. Launching of NashaMukt Bharat Abhiyaan (NMBA) in 272 most vulnerable districts under this a massive community outreach is being done through about 8000 youth volunteers. More than 45.6 lakh youth have been contacted under the Abhiyaan.

 

ii. Maintaining (364) Integrated Rehabilitation Centres for Addicts (IRCAs) not only for treating the drug victims but to provide services of preventive education, awareness generation, motivational counselling, detoxification/de-addiction, after care and re-integration into the social mainstream.

 

iii. Maintaining (54) Community based Peer led Intervention (CPLI) Centres with focus on vulnerable and at risk children and adolescents. Under this, peer educators engage children for awareness generation and life skill activities.

 

iv. Maintaining (87) Outreach and Drop In Centres (ODICs) to provide safe and secure space for substance users, with provision of screening, assessment and counseling and thereafter provide referral and linkage to treatment and rehabilitation services for substance dependence.

 

v. Setting up of 35 Addiction Treatment Facilities (ATFs) in Government hospitals, which is being implemented through AIIMS, New Delhi.

 

vi. Ministry has developed Navchetna Modules to be followed in the schools for generating awareness among the children, teachers and parents about ill effects of substance use under the scheme of NAPDDR.

 

The gender-wise and age-wise break-up of the persons arrested under ''The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 is not maintained centrally. However, the number of cases related to drug abuse filed in the last three years is as below:

 

2018 : 60,155

2019 : 74,620

2020* : 67,214

2021*(Sep.) : 43,179

*Data is provisional

 

There are a total of 364 De-addiction centres (IRCAs) running across the Country. The number of the de-addiction centres functioning across the Country and the details of financial assistance provided to these centres during last three years and the current year, State-wise including the State of Jharkhand is placed at Annexure-I.

Annexure-I

Sr.No.

State/UTs

Number of de-addiction centres

1

A&N islands

0

2

Andhra Pradesh

10

3

Arunachal Pr.

1

4

Assam

19

5

Bihar

9

6

Chandigarh

0

7

Chhatisgarh

3

8

D&N Haveli

0

9

Daman &Diu

1

10

Delhi

12

11

Goa

0

12

Gujarat

7

13

Haryana

9

14

Himachal Pradesh

6

15

Jammu & Kashimir

1

16

Jharkhand

1

17

Karnataka

33

18

Kerala

21

19

Lakshadweep

0

20

Madhya Pradesh

13

21

Maharashtra

42

22

Manipur

26

23

Meghalaya

0

24

Mizoram

11

25

Nagaland

7

26

Orissa

42

27

Puducherry

1

28

Punjab

5

29

Rajasthan

19

30

Sikkim

2

31

Tamil Nadu

22

32

Telangana

8

33

Tripura

0

34

Uttar Pradesh

21

35

Uttarakhand

3

36

West Bengal

9

 

Total

364

 

 

 

 

Details of funds released to de-addiction centres in last three years and the current year, State-wise under the scheme of NAPDDR (Rs in lakhs)

 

 

States/UTs

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

(till 02.12.2021)

1

A&N islands

0

0

0

0

2

Andhra Pradesh

302.45

 

314.41

394.2

157.04

3

Arunachal Pr.

0

2.32

0

0

4

Assam

469.37

333.68

668.51

200.54

5

Bihar

197.53

105.12

396.91

91.44

6

Chandigarh

0

0

15.79

0

7

Chhatisgarh

17.76

39.14

88.10

40.19

8

D&N Haveli

0

0

0

0

9

Daman &Diu

2.2

0

17.74

0

10

Delhi

241.5

267.39

392.03

165.63

11

Goa

0

0

0

0

12

Gujarat

145.65

215.86

169.66

58.28

13

Haryana

157.05

166.31

247.00

22.86

14

Himachal Pradesh

34.35

53.52

39.56

42.98

15

Jammu & Kashimir

20.04

18.99

84.28

47.87

16

Jharkhand

0

2.2

39.18

11.06

17

Karnataka

698.11

1290.08

922.11

262.16

18

Kerala

307.44

905.13

596.37

168.55

19

Lakshadweep

0

0

0

0

20

Madhya Pradesh

252.05

270.37

479.63

129.43

21

Maharashtra

1370.7

1645.7

1790.38

215.73

22

Manipur

545.01

864.2

634.09

263.54

23

Meghalaya

14.13

58.49

11.90

0

24

Mizoram

265.96

212.76

216.62

75.09

25

Nagaland

179.3

155.74

140.00

74.67

26

Orissa

846.31

1115.06

1066.39

268.78

27

Puducherry

81.16

41.36

66.37

0

28

Punjab

96.52

167.04

154.92

0

29

Rajasthan

177.91

498.28

658.63

167.66

30

Sikkim

38.18

18.55

41.58

22.26

31

Tamil Nadu

838.09

750.8

566.43

188.84

32

Telangana

123.06

351

244.79

41.64

33

Tripura

0

2.45

7.75

0

34

Uttar Pradesh

374.63

510.7

1049.44

200.69

35

Uttarakhand

55.12

213.23

38.65

18.67

36

West Bengal

94.16

236.53

213.84

62.05

 

Total

7945.74

10826.41

11452.85

2997.65

 

This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri A. Narayanaswamy in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

 

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MG/RNM/IA

 



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